A. EVENTS (click to see details below)

1. Tue. Dec. 2: A Night with Nick Kristof

2. Fri. Dec. 5: “Designing an Effective Communication Strategy to Promote Organ Donation,” Janet Yang, UB

B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Thur. Dec. 4 Deadline: Ethnic American Women and Illustrated Periodicals

2. Mon. Dec. 15 Deadline: The Humble in 19th, 20th and 21st-Centuries British Literature and Arts, Montpellier University, France

3. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Emily Dickinson International Society: “Dickinson in her Elements”

4. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton’s Life and Work Edith Wharton and the First World War

5. Sun. Feb. 1 15: Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State (Radical History Review)

6. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender


C. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Nov. 17, 2014 Deadline: AAUW: American Publication Grant

3. Dec. 15, 2014 Deadline: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for International Women Graduate Students

4. Jan. 13, 2014 Deadline: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Grand Challenges Exploration

5. Jan. 15, 2015 Deadline: AAUW: Applications for Community Action Grants

6. Jan. 19 & 26, 2015 Deadline: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships

7. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards


D. RESEARCH (click to see details below)

1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call 








1. Tue. Dec 2: A Night with Nick Kristof
5:30 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY  

Nick Kristof is known for human rights advocacy and his efforts to give voice to the voiceless—especially women and girls. His newest book, A Path Appears, co-authored with Sheryl Wu Dunn, is an accounting from the front lines of social change. The book relates how individuals are, in fact, changing the world—both in our own yards and across the globe—and explores ways we can be part of that change. General admission tickets are $125 per person and include a copy of A Path Appears by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a wine & hors d’oeuvres reception. Proceeds support the Girls Education Collaborative.


2. Fri. Dec 5: “Designing an Effective Communication Strategy to Promote Organ Donation,” Janet Yang, UB Commmunication
12:30-2:00 p.m. 9 Norton Hall, UB North (lunch available from 12 noon)

Free to attend, RSVP requested to Laura Mangan at CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376

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1. Thur. Dec 4: Ethnic American Women and Illustrated Periodicals
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In keeping with the conference theme “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives,” the panel considers periodicals as the “liminal” or threshold sites of engagement between ethnic American cultural producers and their audiences. Papers may especially focus on how the hybridized forms of illustrated periodicals, as both visual and textual forms, enable self-expression for African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latina, and Native American women as authors and artists. Papers may address any US historical era. Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 1- to 2-page c.v. by DECEMBER 5, 2014 to Andreá Williams (Ohio State University) at andrea.williams.osu@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “RSAP/SSAWW proposal.”

For more information: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/

2. Mon. Dec. 15 Deadline: The Humble in 19th, 20th and 21st-Centuries British Literature and Arts, Montpellier University, France

This conference will be an opportunity to explore the humble as a theme in 19th, 20th and 21st Century British Literature and Arts and as an aesthetic or ethical category. Proposals bearing on the humble as a theme in 19th, 20th and 21st-Century British Literature and Arts and signalling to a poetics of the humble or the epistemological, ethical or political significance of the humble will be considered.

Proposals in English of about 300 words should be sent by December 15,2014 to:

- Isabelle Brasme (isabellebrasme@gmail.com),

- Jean-Michel Ganteau (jean-michel.ganteau@univ-montp3.fr)

- Christine Reynier (christine.reynier@univ-montp3.fr)

Selected papers will be published in Horizons Anglophones/Present Perfect at the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée.

3. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Emily Dickinson International Society: “Dickinson in her Elements”

On Friday, August 7, 2015, the Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor a critical institute in conjunction with its Annual Meeting. The Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays and conference papers with established Dickinson scholars. The topic for this year¹s meeting is “Dickinson in her Elements." Applicants working on Dickinson¹s writings in relation to the physical sciences (botany, geology, astronomy, etc.), agriculture, natural and built environments, etc. are encouraged to apply, submissions on all topics will be considered. We welcome applications from graduate students, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and tenure-track/tenured professors. Please submit a short cv and an abstract (300-350 words) to Eliza Richards (ecr@email.unc.edu) and Alexandra Socarides (socaridesa@missouri.edu) by January 15, 2015. Applicants will be notified by email in February; selected participants will be asked to circulate conference-length (8-10 page) papers to their workshop group by June 15th.

4. EWS Panels at ALA 2015, Boston, MA

Deadline: Thur. Jan 15: Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton’s Life and Work
An intensely international writer, Edith Wharton thought about cultural boundaries, exchanges, and explication throughout her life and work. Her travel, her expatriate life-style, her multilingual abilities, her interest in anthropological and cultural explication all helped place cultural exchange at the center of her writing and life. This panel seeks papers that address any aspect of Wharton’s engagement with cultural exchange, be it cultural explication, translation, encounters, or actual exchanges. It is also open to examinations of translations of Wharton, relations of Wharton to other writers in cross-cultural ways, and critical receptions of Wharton across cultural boundaries. Please send 250-500 page proposals and 1 page cvs to Hildegard Hoeller athildegard.hoeller@gmail.com

Deadline: Thur. Jan 15: Edith Wharton and the First World War
In her autobiography A Backward Glance Edith Wharton recalls “the dark bewildering days of August 1914” that she experienced as a resident of Paris at the outbreak of World War I. The war drove Wharton to take up relief work for refugees, travel to the front, and scold her native country for its belated participation in the war. Wharton responded in journalism, fiction, and poetry that familiarized Americans with the country they were protecting and depicted the human and cultural loss caused by the conflict. This panel seeks papers that consider any aspect of Wharton’s multiform response to World War I. Papers might address Wharton’s sympathetic depictions of French culture in non-fiction works like Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport, and French Ways and Their Meanings, or works of fiction such as The Marne, A Son at the Front, and The Mother’s Recompense. Also welcome are comparative papers on Wharton's war related writings and better-known works on the war by Hemingway, Woolf, Dos Passos, Barbusse, and others, as well as the relation of Wharton’s war reportage to that of other women. Please send 250-500 word proposals and short CVs to Paul Ohler at Paul.Ohler@kpu.ca

5. Deadline: Feb 1, 2015: Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State (Radical History Review)

This special issue of Radical History Review invites critical reflection on gendered violence as a historical, intersectional topic of lasting significance. How have conceptions of masculinity and femininity over time informed the persistence of and punishments for gendered violence? What do the archives reveal about the larger structural factors that perpetuate gendered violence? How have feminist and queer organizing efforts to protect and/or avenge victims, further complicated the legal, penal, and legislative efforts to address gendered violence?

Building on contemporary debates and conversations about feminism, its evolving critique of violence, and some of its blind spots, this issue of Radical History Review seeks to reanimate conversations about gender, violence, resistance, victimization, and the role of the state as arbiter among these categories. We hope to engage histories that reveal how gender and violence are mutually constituted categories of personal, political, cultural and legal subjectivity. And we hope to reconsider the ways in which violence --and narratives of violence--can be used to uphold, resist or reshape the ordering structures of the State.

The RHR seeks scholarly, monographic research articles, but we also encourage such non-traditional contributions as photo essays, film and book review essays, interviews, brief interventions, "conversations" between scholars and/or activists, and teaching notes and annotated course syllabi for our Teaching Radical History section. Preliminary inquiries can be sent to Lisa Arellano (larellan@colby.edu), Amanda Frisken (frisken@oldwestbury.edu), and Erica Ball (eball@fullerton.edu).

For more information see the attached pdf here.

6. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.eduAA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

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1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship

2. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for International Women Graduate Students

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014

Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, the P.E.O. Sisterhood contributes funds for scholarships for women from other countries to study in the U.S. and Canada.

The women must pursue graduate degrees, have a full year of course work remaining, and sign a document promising to return to their home country or a location outside the U.S. or Canada within 60 days of completing their degree or Optional Practical Training.

The maximum amount of the award is $10,000 annually, based on need. Lesser amounts may be awarded.

Interested women must apply for eligibility by December 15, 2014. The online eligibility form and information about policies and procedures are available here.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Maxine Vesper (716-689-4762, jnesper@aol.com. jnesper@aol.com) for help with their applications.

3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Grand Challenges Exploration

Deadline: January 13, 2015

Three new Grand Challenges have been published by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges Explorations are: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development, Integrated solutions for healthy birth, growth, and development, and New interventions in global health. Applicants from any experience level, discipline, and organization are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Initial awards will be $100,000 each with an opportunity to receive additional funding up to $1 million.

4. AAUW: Applications for Community Action Grants

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that     promote education and equity for women....

For more information: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

5. AAUW: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Deadline: January 19, 2015
CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships, which support early-stage graduate students in both the social sciences and humanities, provide funding for up to two months of travel and research in Europe to strengthen dissertation projects. Applications due January 19, 2015. http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

Deadline: January 26, 2015
Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are targeted at late-stage humanities graduate students working on Europe, and include a $25,000 stipend and fee waivers. Applications due January 26, 2015.

6. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call

Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for research projects related to lesbian health issues....
The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research. The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.






Early Modern Research Workshop

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

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